The great adventure of Panama: wherein are exposed its relation to the Great War and also the luminous traces of the German conspiracies against France and the United States Report as inadecuate




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98 Historia general de América del Sur - History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds

The purpose of this present book is to show that the German invasion was not limited to the United States, that the Boche insidious conspiracies are and were always built up in all the countries of the earth; that in these conspiracies a constant use is made of the internal strifes about purely domestic affairs in order to prepare the ways of German military aggressions.

Tipo de documento: Libro - Book

Palabras clave: Boche conspiracies, Panama Canal, Canal de Panamá, Historia de Colombia, Siglo XX, Historia política

Temática: 9 Geografía e Historia - History and geography 98 Historia general de América del Sur - History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds





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The Great Adventure of Panama 249 Mr.
Roosevelt, during the first revolutionary attempts, avoided anything which could resemble collusion.
The abandonment of Amador, by those who had promised him everything, was the obvious demonstration that the American Government had refused to lend itself to anything of a compromising character.
The action of President Roosevelt was as correct as it was active and resolute. Colombia can brandish her titles of property over the Isthmus.
Her claim is that of Shylock asking for the pound of flesh.
The title of Shylock was also perfectly well established, but his claim was untenable. The claim of Colombia is, and will remain, untenable, because she herself forfeited her rights by her policy, the Boche policy.
Her rights challenged superior rights: the right of a nation to exist; the right of humanity to circulate.
She had violated the very basis of her sovereign rights, namely, the duty of the sovereign to protect his subjects. Vith a stroke of the pen she had condemned the whole of the population of one of her provinces to destruction in order to satisfy German greed. With a stroke of the pen she had challenged the 250 The Great Adventure of Panama whole of humanity which had a preeminent ri~ht of way across the Isthmus. With a stroke of the pen she had cynically announced her will to confiscate from the French share- and bond-holders all that still remained from the wreck of their great enterprise. With a stroke of the pen she had disavowed her contract for the extension of the term of the French concession, on the pretext that certain formalities had not been fulfilled, whereas through her own fault it had been a physical impossibility to fulfil them. These are the violations of superior rights which made the Revolution of Panama the most legitimate of protests against tyranny.
These are the .violations of superior rights which vitiate the protests of Colombia, as the very object of the contract of Shylock vitiated his cla...






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